Audit of USAID/Iraq's Payroll Payments to Foreign Service Nationals, Third Country Nationals, and U.S. Personal Service Contractors
USAID/Iraq clarify in writing the relevant sections of the Local Compensation Plan for the Bangkok payroll office to understand the types of allowances to be included in the computation of unused annual leave.
USAID/Iraq establish written procedures to obtain the computation package of severance and retirement payments from the Bangkok payroll office for verification prior to payment processing.
USAID/Iraq determine the amount of underpayments in unused leave and severance pay to Foreign Service National employees, and pay the individuals any amounts due.
USAID/Iraq remind staff of its overtime policy and the procedures for recording overtime in time and attendance sheets.
USAID/Iraq establish procedures to require the financial management office to review time sheets for overtime hours recorded and resolve discrepancies before entering the time into the electronic time and attendance system.
USAID/Iraq clarify in writing the different overtime rates and the standard workweek in Iraq, as stated in the Local Compensation Plan, for the Bangkok payroll office.
USAID/Iraq recompute the amounts of underpayments made to employees and any amounts due, and prepare bills of collection to recover overpayments due from employees.
USAID/Iraq reinforce to all staff the mission's overtime approval processes.